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Death sentence for drug peddler

A man who was found guilty for possessing and peddling 4.40g of heroin in 2013, was yesterday sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court.

While handing out a judgement against the accused, High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga observed that the prosecutors have proved the case beyond reasonable doubts.

The accused Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Geoffrey, 43, a resident of Maha Vidyala Mawatha in Colombo 13 had been arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau on around January 1, 2013.

The Attorney General (AG) had indicted the accused under the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 13 of 1984.

State Counsel Ms. Nishara Jayaratne appeared for the Attorney General. Counsel Mahen Jayasekara appeared for the accused.


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